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Wolseong, Korea's Historic Site No. 16 and a Unesco World Heritage Site

POPULAR ARCHAEOLOGY: Dark secrets of Korea's 'moon castle' are unearthed

The official excavation research of Wolseong began in December 2014. 
Literally translated as “moon castle” in English, Wolseong, which is also listed at Unesco World Heritage, measures more than 200,000 square meters and is considered one of the most important historical sites in Korea as it was the seat of the Silla Dynasty. Compared to its historical weight, the Wolseong area had been left largely unexplored.  

JOB POSTING: Assistant Curator, Asia

National Museums Scotland is looking for an Assistant Curator for its Asian Section. The Asia Section cares for more than 40,000 objects from China, Japan, Korea, the Himalayas, the Middle East, and South and Southeast Asia. Collecting started from the middle of the 19th century, focussing on the arts and crafts of this region but also included prehistoric and ethnographical material. Particularly noteworthy, for example, are their Chinese ceramics which represent the production of many kilns in China from the late Neolithic period to the Cultural Revolution era.

Two sets of human remains estimated to be 2,500 years old have been excavated

POPULAR ARCHAEOLOGY: 2500-year-old human remains excavated during rail construction in Taiwan

Yen Ting-yu (顏廷伃), who received a PhD from National Taiwan University’s Department of Anthropology and is responsible for the excavation, estimated that the two skeletons date back to the Neolithic period, 2,500 years ago. This site marks a breakthrough in archeology for the Chiayi region, as previously there had not been many findings.

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JOB: Application for Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Early Chinese History (Zhou through Han)

The Departments of East Asian Studies and History at Princeton University invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Early Chinese History (Zhou through Han), with particular emphasis on intellectual history in its sociopolitical contexts. The position is primarily based in the Department of East Asian Studies, but with a joint appointment in the History Department. The successful candidate should have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research.

Sanxingdui excavation

POPULAR ARCHAEOLOGY: The Indiana Jones Syndrome

The Indiana Jones Syndrome

The following is the English translation of a Danish article by Peter Harmsen, first published in Weekendavisen 

On the border of the desert, near the Great Wall of China, lies the 4000-year-old ancient city of Shimao. Here, in recent years, archaeologists have made one important discovery after another, and along the way, they have been forced to revise their assumptions about how civilization originated in what is now called China.

Spatial distribution of the minting remains in the foundry's excavation area

POPULAR ARCHAEOLOGY: New record set in China for oldest known coin-making facility

"A team of researchers from Zhengzhou University, the Modern Analysis and Computer Center of Zhengzhou University and Peking University, all in China, has found evidence of what appears to be the oldest coin-minting operation ever uncovered. In their paper published in the Cambridge University journal Antiquity, the group describes their discovery and study of coins and minting molds found at a dig site in Henan Province, China, and what they have learned about it."

A koppen climate classification and a Potential natural vegetation map of Japan

New Article: The spatio-temporal structure of the Lateglacial to early Holocene transition reconstructed from the pollen record of Lake Suigetsu and its precise correlation with other key global archives: Implications for palaeoclimatology and archaeology

The spatio-temporal structure of the Lateglacial to early Holocene transition reconstructed from the pollen record of Lake Suigetsu and its precise correlation with other key global archives: Implications for palaeoclimatology and archaeology


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